CSI "Creative Science Investigations" - taking a Forensic approach to Secondary Science RB298 / C01

Start date
1 May 19
Skipton Girls' High School, Gargrave Road, Skipton BD23 1QL View on Google Map


Are you on the look-out for a new approach to practical science?

Would you like to be the first to receive a new set of science resources linked to the National Curriculum and main exam board specifications including required practicals?

Do you have an interest in forensic science and would love the opportunity to inspire pupils in this context in a meaningful and practical way?

If so - this course is for you! Usually £175 per place, but launching at NO COST - funded by Northern Lights Science Learning Partnership.


This brand new one-day course is equally suited to experienced heads of science looking to refresh their SoWs to RQTs, ITTs and technicians looking for something different to bring into the classroom.  Being offered at a special "launch" price, this CPD has been designed through the Euro4Science ERASMUS project, which seeks to use CSI techniques to create challenges which pupils can solve while learning STEM subjects in an active and exciting way.

All activities have been reviewed with a UK educational consultant and explicitly mapped to both UK National Curriculum statements for key stages 3 and 4 and linked to the relevant AQA, Edexcel and OCR criteria. Core Practicals, Required Practicals and PAGs are directly referenced for ease of use.

The day will start with a keynote from Prof. Luis Souto (Biology and Forensic Genetics),  visiting us from the University of Aveiro  especially to launch these training materials in the U.K. During the course you will be the first in the U.K. to access these resources and take away the accompanying written guides (teacher/technician and student) to use in your school!

You will be able to try the various practical activities contained within the CSI Toolbox and discuss these with other science specialists. Facilitated by STEM subject specialists including:

Dr Steve Burdon - Educational Consultant - Secondary Chemistry

Eleanor Belfield - Director of Science (NSAT)

Laura Moyns - Lead Technician (RSciTech, National Expert - STEM Educators)

Luis Souto - Professor of Biology and Forensic Genetics

This promises to be an exciting and valuable experience, with the course repeated on a second day, we do hope you will be able to join us.

*** On each day all attending schools will be entered into a prize draw to receive one of seven toolboxes complete with guides and materials to carry out the activities. Estimated value of each Toolbox: £200!!

*** FULLY funded places (Note, booking a place and then not attending will result in an administrative charge of £50 being applied).

Watch this quick video (3.5 minutes) for more information!


  • Experience hands-on practical investigations with forensic science applications linked to the NC and exam board specifications
  • Inspire and engage your pupils in Years 7 - 11 using a CSI context
  • Review your schemes of work with colleagues and exchange ideas


CSI "Creative Science Investigations" - taking a Forensic approach to Secondary Science01 May 201910:00-15:30Skipton Girls' High School


Be the first in the U.K. to experience these exciting, new resources! - Take away the complete set of written resources!

Be in with a chance to win one of seven CSI toolbox (each worth over £200)!

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State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFree
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity feeFree

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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